When a person is injured and/or no longer able to work due to a disability, social security disability payments are available to provide them with money to live on. Many people believe that there is no way they will be denied these payments, also known as Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). However, there are some reasons why certain people may be barred from receiving SSDI.
Yes. This is one of the reasons most people are denied benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires an individual to make less than the substantial gainful activity, or SGA when applying for benefits. For example, the SGA limit is $1,090 a month in 2015. When applying for benefits most people make more than amount and are denied because they are making too much money to be considered for disability benefits.
Yes. In some cases, if a person has not worked long enough, the claim can be denied. To qualify for disability benefits, the SSA must believe the injury is severe enough to prohibit you from working for at least 12 consecutive months. If the SSA believes a person can still work, benefits are denied.
In certain circumstances, a person can be denied benefits if they were convicted of a crime in connection to them becoming disabled or if their disabling injury happened when they were incarcerated. For example, if the person was injured while committing a felony, benefits will be denied.
The other reasons why a person can be denied benefits include:
If your application for disability benefits has been denied, you are entitled to appeal that denial and prove that your request was wrongfully denied. Contact a government lawyer to assist you with that appeal. The lawyer will explain more about the reason for your denial and how to fight it.
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